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Informatics is helping children with congenital heart disease and diabetes receive easier access to medical care through the comfort of their homes.

For Natalie Pageler, MD, chief medical information officer at Stanford Children’s Health, informatics is critical to successfully integrating data into electronic health records. Pageler’s team developed an app that allows children’s health updates to be added through a mobile phone, flipping the entire model of healthcare delivery by providing care at home and preventing significant deterioration.

Pageler’s work shows the importance of using informatics to develop methods of medical care that can support children’s health at home, school, or wherever they may go.

Why informatics? So, we can keep our children healthy at home and away, day and night.